Todd Mountain Theater Project presents new Margolin play
Roxbury — Starting August 9, Todd Mountain Theater Project with Roxbury Arts Group will be presenting a one-woman tour de force by Deb Margolin: Good Morning Anita Hill It’s Ginni Thomas I Just Wanted to Reach Across the Airwaves and the Years and Ask You to Consider Something I Would Love You to Consider an Apology Sometime and Some Full Explanation of Why You Did What You Did With My Husband So Give it Some Thought and Certainly Pray About This and Come to Understand Why You Did What You Did Okay Have a Nice Day.
Deb is a founding member of Split Britches Company and has an impressive list of works to her credit, including Imagining Madoff and Three Seconds in the Key. She has received an Obie Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance and now teaches at Yale Drama School. She brings a stellar reputation from the downtown NYC theater scene.
Speaking about the play and her upcoming performances Deb Margolin says she is “thrilled and honored to be presenting this play with Todd Mountain Theater Project,” a play that tells “this story of living and bearing witness, of laughing, acknowledging love and death; a story that belongs to all of us.” Artistic Director Suzanne Pred Bass in turn says, “Deb is an artist I have always deeply admired and consider it a crowning achievement for TMTP and RAG to have her with us this summer.”
About her inspiration for the play Deb says: “One of the most extraordinary yet unspoken miracles of living for many decades, is that, like it or not, one bears witness to the tumbling forward of human history with all its repetitions, its catastrophes and its miracles When I heard that Supreme Court Justice Thomas’ wife had waited 19 years after the hearings that confirmed him and called Anita Hill to ask for an apology for her televised testimony concerning Thomas’ sexual harassment, I suddenly realized that I had been carrying unspeakable memories of those hearings for nearly two of the decades I’ve lived, and that the process of aging is really the process of aggregating memory and image: experiences of tedium, joy, tenderness, suffering: everything.”
Joining Deb will be her long-time director Merri Milwe, who will be remembered fondly by TMTP audiences for directing Jennifer Camp’s Natural History and Rae’s C. Wright’s She’s Just Away and Animal Instincts. Two other TMTP veterans will be back this August, Technical Director Ron Nash from Harpersfield and Costume Designer Daniel Urlie. Daniel Urlie is currently associate costume designer for Jane Greenwood and his recent credits include Shakespeare in the Park’s As You Like It and the Roundabout Theater’s Harvey.
Deb Margolin’s uniquely powerful vision, laced with humor and dancing will be performed at Roxbury Arts Group. There will be questions and answers following the performances. Not recommended for children as there is strong language.
Performances are Thursday through Sunday, August 9 - 12. All performances are at 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday matinee, which is at 2:30 p.m. All tickets are $15. For reservations call 607 326 7908 or go to www.roxburyarts group.org.